This highly anticipated film will have wider release in theatres this week! Rope of Silicon has even suggested 5 Reasons that 'The Help' is an early contender for this year's Oscars!
Here's an interview from Comingsoon.net which features a cast that includes Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Sissy Spacek, as well as director Tate Taylor and the author Kathryn Stockett.
Synopsis: Set in Mississipi during the 1960's, The Help focuses on an oft-unsung side of the civil rights movement and the bond between African American maids and the children that they help raise. When an aspiring reporter (Stone) returns to her childhood home and doesn't like what she sees, she convinces a neighbor's maid, Aibileen (Davis), to help her put together a memoir that threatens to put the truth up against some societal boundaries - potentially at a significant cost.
Anyone else like the song used on the trailer? Although I love the song written for the film written by Mary J. Blige, I'm so disappointed that Change the World is not on the soundtrack. You can listen to the songs here.
Like this quote by Minnie (played by Octavio Spencer):
“She’s got so many azalea bushes, her yard’s going to look like ‘Gone With the Wind’ come spring. I don’t like azaleas and I sure didn’t like that movie, the way they made slavery look like a big happy tea party. If I’d played Mammy, I’d of told Scarlett to stick those green draperies up her white little pooper. Make her own damn man-catching dress.”